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Discusses the role of aviation in history and the importance of museums in preserving that history. Describes aircraft of the National Air Museum displayed in the small Air and Space Building and in the Art and Industries Building, as well as archives, research and restoration facilities maintained by the Museum. Discusses various public and private museums committed to preserving aeronautical history. Several photographs included.


National Air and Space Museum


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Flying Vol. 74 (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


January 1964


  • Airplanes
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Preservation
  • Restoration
  • Aeronautics
  • Exhibitions
  • Facilities

Physical description

pp. 36-38

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